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Open Wolf Cup

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The Open Wolf Cup (OWC) was a weekly tournament run by Wolf. Anyone could enter, with a few reserved spots for contest winners and former champions. The prize pool was around $50 each week, starting with the second cup, when Ipp donated $50 to further hype the tournament. Sponsor "Dr. X" provided more prize money, with OWC10 having $100, and OWC11 sporting $200.

The idea for the Open Wolf Cup came when Wolf wanted to have events to cast. Wolf stumbled upon TeamLiquid, and found it to be a great resource for finding great people to play in tournaments. The first cup occurred right before phase one of the beta ended, with no prize pool, and no notable players.

After the great success of the first two cups, Wolf decided a weekly tournament would be a great way for good players to get their names out there, as player nEAnS had done in the first cup.

The Open Wolf Cups happen at 3:00 PM EDT every Sunday. For now, the tournaments take place only on the US server. There are plans for EU and Asia server OWCs, or worldwide OWCs if Blizzard decides to open up cross-realm play.


  • There are sixty-four player slots
  • The tournament is run in Single-elimination "best of one" (Bo1) format until the semifinals, with maps determined by the tournament administration. Both players eliminate maps until there is one remaining. That map is used. Higher seed player eliminates first.
  • The semifinals will be played in “best of three” (Bo3) format. The first map in a Bo3 match is determined by the players' eliminations (see above). Then the loser chooses one of the remaining maps. The loser of the first map starts to vote.
  • The Finals are played in a "best of five" (Bo5) format. The first map is decided by elimination, while the rest are losers choice.


The current OWC maps are as follows:

Winners of Former OWCs[edit]

CupDateWinnerScoreRunner-upPrize ($USD)PsReplays
1Cup 12010-06-06nEAnS
Canada  nEAnS 
3 : 1iEchoic
United States  iEchoic 
$ 064-
2Cup 22010-07-11MorroW
Sweden  MorroW 
3 : 0HuK
Canada  HuK 
$ 5064Replay Packs from: Ipp (MorroW) / Siraz / GosuGamers
3Cup 32010-08-01KawaiiRice
United States  KawaiiRice 
3 : 0Sinatra
Canada  Sinatra 
$ 7564Replay Packs from: Kawaii / Sinatra / Siraz
4Cup 42010-08-08HuK
Canada  HuK 
3 : 1Capoch
Argentina  Capoch 
$ 5064Replay Packs from: Capoch / Antimage / iEchoic / Siraz
5Cup 52010-08-22KawaiiRice
United States  KawaiiRice 
3 : 0Suppy
United States  Suppy 
$ 5064See recap thread
6Cup 62010-08-29MorroW
Sweden  MorroW 
3 : 0KawaiiRice
United States  KawaiiRice 
$ 5064Wolf's Replay Pack
7Cup 72010-09-05Fenix
Peru  Fenix 
3 : 1MorroW
Sweden  MorroW 
$ 5064Wolf's Replay Pack / Fisher's Replay Pack
8Cup 82010-09-12MorroW
Sweden  MorroW 
3 : 1KawaiiRice
United States  KawaiiRice 
$ 5064Wolf's Finals Pack
9 (EU)Cup 9 (EU)2010-09-26MorroW
Sweden  MorroW 
3 : 0Jimpo
Sweden  Jimpo 
$ 5064Wolf's Finals Pack
10Cup 102010-10-03Fenix
Peru  Fenix 
3 : 1KawaiiRice
United States  KawaiiRice 
$ 10064Wolf's Finals Pack
11Cup 112010-10-10Zelniq
United States  Zelniq 
3 : 2DdoRo
Canada  DdoRo 
$ 20064Wolf's Finals/Semifinals Pack
12Cup 122010-10-24TT1
Canada  TT1 
3 : 2Levin
Brazil  Levin 
$ 25064Wolf's Replay Pack
13Cup 132010-10-31Fenix
Peru  Fenix 
3 : 2TT1
Canada  TT1 
$ 25064Wolf's Replay Pack
14Cup 142010-11-07Levin
Brazil  Levin 
3 : 1Stalife
Canada  Stalife 
$ 25064Ipp's Replay Pack